That bar sink has to go! New rules in Maui County.
Since the beginning of this year, 2017, the planning department will no longer permit a bar sink in a residence on Maui. Previously permitted bar sinks will be allowed, but you may have to prove that it was permitted a long time ago, since old records are destroyed.
The problem with bar sinks is they might be located in a part of the house which will eventually become a non-permitted dwelling. Many homes have a bar sink in the family room, which often has it's own entrance, and pretty soon there's a fridge and stove and... you guessed it, a whole new unit that can be rented out. So the County is trying to nip this behavior in the bud.
While Maui is sorely in need of affordable housing, and many homeowners could surely use the extra income to help pay their mortgage, the County frowns on adding living units where it's not zoned for such activity.
So keep it in mind when you're building that new home on Maui... no more bar sinks!
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